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Joanna Pickering (Playwright, Actress) Joanna is an award-winning actress and writer. Her plays have sold out in New York, Paris and London. They are stocked in The Drama Book Shop, NY.
In 2022, Bad Victims ran at The Courtyard Theatre in London, directed by Erica Gould (Neil Labute/Theresa Rebeck) starring Pickering and Richard Emerson (West End Chess, ENO Coliseum). The writing was described as Sarah Kane meets Noel Coward and the play as impacting as when the Vagina Monologues hit the West End, uncomfortable but brilliant (Kirsty Allison). The Endgame pre-viewed off-Broadway at New Perspective Theatre, directed by Illana Stein (awarded for excellence in directing) and in Paris, at The Big Funk Company. In 2021, Truth, Lies and Deceptions sold out its full production, at Le Pave D'Orsay Theatre, in Paris, with Joanna performing a lead role, and receiving national press and strong reviews for her performance. It first staged in NY as a reading with Caroline Aaron (Marvelous Mrs Maisel) and Dan Lauria (Lombardi) with artistic director Christine Cirker (FAB women/Barrow Group). The play is now published by Next Stage Press alongside a roster of Tony award-winning playwrights and emerging playwrights. Joanna’s debut award-winning play, Beach Break, is adapted for series with an Academy award-winning team. It was awarded mentor Kelly Edwards (then VP HBO) in 2019. Her debut film, Boardwalk screened at The Anthology Film Archives in 2019, and was nominated for best film and best suspense thriller at NY Web Fest. Joanna has worked as a script consultant for the industry's leading talent and award-winning scripts. As an actor, in 2022, Joanna won Best Actress at Los Angeles film Awards and The Actors Awards for her work on Diva. She has performed many lead roles in independent films, as well as smaller roles in TV (eg. alongside Benedict Cumberbatch/see imdb), stage credits include Lady Macbeth, after training at Lee Strasberg. Joanna is a member of Theatre 68, International Centre of Women Playwrights, The League of Professional Theatre Women, SAG and is represented by 3 Arts Entertainment and Talented in Paris.

Joanna Pickering News

Joanna Pickering's One-Woman Show LAUGHING IN THE DARK and New Play Secure Development Deal and Stage Run With Broadway Producers

Joanna Pickering's brand-new plays have found development success and plans for staged runs commencing in fall 2024 to 2025.
Joanna Pickering's New Play DON'T HARM THE ANIMALS Is Selected To Run At The Chain Theatre Festival

A powerful and shocking new play directed by Melody Brooks, joins the Chain Theatre summer one act festival line up, running June 8th to June 25th.
Photos: Donna McKechnie, Melissa Errico, and More Attend Lorna Dallas at The Laurie Beechman Theatre

It was a celebrity filled audience last night and the glamor of Manhattan Cabaret nightlife was in abundance for Lorna Dallas and her show at the Laurie Beechman Theatre titled “Glamorous Nights and Rainy Days.
The Drama Book Shop Reading of TRUTH, LIES, AND DECEPTION with Star Cast and Conversation With Playwright Joanna Pickering

The tony award-winning Drama Book Shop is hosting a special in-person conversation with playwright Joanna Pickering on May 2nd, 7.30pm to discuss her trilogy: Truth, Lies and Deception.
Cast Confirmed For the London Return of Joanna Pickering's BAD VICTIMS

Bad Victims, written and performed, by award-wining Joanna Pickering, and directed by Erica Gould (world premiers of Neil LaBute and Theresa Rebeck) confirms its cast and returns to stage at The Courtyard Theatre, London with three more special dates on April 26th, 27th and 28th.
Shakespeare Hits Le Cresco In Paris With The Big Funk Company And Le Fabrique Shakespeare

The Big Funk company presents a special night of Shakespeare at Le Cresco Theatre in association with LA Fabrique Shakespeare and April Shakespeare festival in Paris (Festival Shakespeare d'Avril! 2023).
Joanna Pickering's BAD VICTIMS to Return to the London Stage in March

Bad Victims, written and performed, by award-wining Joanna Pickering, and directed by Erica Gould returns to stage, with its original cast, at The Courtyard Theatre, London by popular demand, adding two special dates on March 14th and 15th.
The Big Funk Company Presents Joanna Pickering's THE ENDGAME in Paris

The Endgame, a new play written by Joanna Pickering, is on the roster for The Big Funk Company (American Theatre in Paris) for their American Friday play reading evening on December 2nd, at Le Pave D’Orsay in Paris. 
European Premiere of STAND UP IF YOU'RE HERE TONIGHT to Play La Cave Cafe Starting This Month

Rohm Literary and American Blues Theater will present the European premiere of a new play, STAND UP IF YOU'RE HERE TONIGHT, written and directed by John Kolvenbach (Olivier Nominee Love Song) and starring Jim Ortlieb (Broadway's The Farnsworth Invention by Aaron Sorkin) and featuring Julie Kalya.
Cast Announced For Joanna Pickering's BAD VICTIMS At The Courtyard Theatre

Casting has been announced for Bad Victims, a new play from award-nominated playwright Joanna Pickering at The Courtyard Theatre, directed by Erica Gould. 
Joanna Pickering's BAD VICTIMS Comes to The Courtyard Theatre Next Month, Directed by Erica Gould

Bad Victims, a new play by award-nominated British US-based playwright Joanna Pickering will have its London Exclusive Preview at The Courtyard Theatre in Hoxton, UK. 
New Perspectives Theatre Company (NPTC) Presents ENDGAME This August

New Perspectives Theatre Company (NPTC) will present ENDGAME, their 14th Annual Women's Work Short Play Festival, running live Monday, August 8 through Saturday, August 13, 2022. The Festival performs in two programs on an alternating schedule of 4:00pm and 8:00pm, with a combined program on August 13th at 2pm and 5pm.
Joanna Pickering's Trilogy TRUTH LIES AND DECEPTION Premieres in Paris

Pickering's Trilogy: Truth, Lies and Deception will have its premier at Le Pavé d’Orsay Theatre in the heart of Paris on December 16th. The trilogy contains three short plays Cat and Mouse, Sylvie and Sly and Beach Break.
Playwright Joanna Pickering Inks A Deal With Next Stage Press

Pickering, is a British, actress and writer. She began writing for theatre in 2018, at Primitive Grace Theatre Ensemble, with artistic directors Paul Calderon and David Zayas, also co-founding members of New York LAByrinth Theatre. In 2020, Pickering was accepted as a member of The League of Professional Theatre Women, as well as The International Centre of Female Playwrights.
Herod And Pilate Are Women Of Power In THE ROPE AND THE CROSS At New Vibe Lounge

Two of history's most famous biblical figures, King Herod the Great and Roman Governor Pontius Pilate, will be played by women in the Easter drama, The Rope and The Cross, to be staged at the New Vibe Lounge in Rockville Centre Long Island on Easter Sunday, April 21.
THE ROPE AND THE CROSS Announces Full Cast For Easter Sunday Production At New Vibe Lounge

Full casting has been announced for the 40th Anniversary production of Jamaican playwright Easton Lee's The Rope and The Cross, which will be staged on Easter Sunday, April 21 at The New Vibe Lounge in Rockville Centre, Long Island.
International Cast Of Women To Perform In A Production Of THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES In New York To Raise Funds For Women In Need

A production of Eve Ensler's 'The Vagina Monologues' featuring a cast of women from all over the world will be performed at The Producer's Club on the 22nd of June in Hell's Kitchen. Tickets for the show are donation based and all proceeds will go towards charities and organizations that support women's rights or provide aid for underprivileged women.
Beatles Film MERSEY BOYS Begins Production in New York City reports that shooting is currently underway for La Muse Venale Theater's MERSEY BOYS, a full-length film about legendary rock band The Beatles. The film, which stars Jordan Brown (John), Jeremiah Stanfield (Paul), Brady Cudmore (George) and Trevor Crane (Ringo) will be shot entirely in New York City

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